I re-purposed an old laptop (trusty Dell 12″) into a media center PC and it’s made watching tv and movies much more convenient. Aside from conveniently being able to watch downloaded content in HD, the main perk is …drumroll…

Watching everything with Chinese subtitles.

Fantastic for learning and I can watch what I want as opposed to, say, shitty Chinese movies and soap operas.

Also, Scott Pilgrim was great!